Prevas’ ’15 “Principia Romantica” Explores Physics, Sexism

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For senior drama students at Kenyon, the senior thesis is a culmination of their experiences in drama either in acting, directing, designing, dramaturgy, or playwriting. However, it is when these different areas of theatre combine that things can get interesting. For playwright Christine Prevas ’15, this meant pairing with director, Matt Super 15’ and actress Rosie Ouellet ’15 for the premiere of her original show Principia Romantica. I had the pleasure to talk to Christine about the upcoming premiere. Continue reading

Do It Tonight: KCDC Presents “The Seagull”

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Come see The Kenyon College Dramatic Club’s adaptation of Anton Chekov’s “The Seagull”  this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8 pm. “The Seagull” is widely regarded as the first of Chekov’s four masterpieces. The play follows the story of a famous actress, her son, and their criss-crossed lovers. “The Seagull” stars Anna Yukevich ’16, Max Pescherine ’17, Prof. Ben Viccellio, and Prof. Wendy MacLeod, features a full cast of Kenyon Students and KCDC members, and is the second main stage show of the year.  Continue reading

Do It Tonight: Kenyon College Dramatic Club Presents: Hedda Gabler

Look! It’s the faint outline of a chandelier. What could this mean? You must come see the show to find out!

Come see The Kenyon College Dramatic Club’s adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s “Hedda Gabler,” presented this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8 pm. “Hedda Gabler” is described as the tale of a “Nordic femme fatale” who is hiding a secret past. As the second main stage show of the year, “Hedda Gabler” features the talents of Grace Gardner as Hedda herself, and Issa Polstein and Kenny Fedorko as Tesman and Eilert Lovborg. This classic is adapted and directed by Brant Russell for the Bolton theater stage, and promises to be a must-see show.

Call (740) 427-5546 to reserve your tickets NOW, even if you’re phone-shy. Trust me, it will be worth it.

  • What: KCDC Presents Hedda Gabler
  • Where: Bolton Theater
  • When: Thursday, January 31 – Friday, February 1 – Saturday, February 2 at 8 PM

Flash Review: Medea

This is what Medea looks like on Wikipedia. This is not Faith Servant.

The nice thing about watching a senior thesis in acting is that you know you’re in for an excellent performance.  It might not be perfect. But there’s no way it can be bad. This weekend’s performance of Medea is the senior thesis of Faith Servant (who plays the title role) and Josh Henderson-Cox (who directs), and I’m happy to report that it is anything but bad. As a matter of fact, it really is quite good.

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Flash Review: Icarus and Aria

Noah Heinrich ’12 comes to us with this flash review of Icarus and Aria, which you can see again tonight or tomorrow at 8:00 p.m. in the Bolton Theater.

As an on-and-off reviewer for the Collegian, I prided myself on being “the mean one.” I made refusing to pull my punches a trademark, and sought to point out any problem that I thought truly made a negative impact on my viewing experience. I write all this so that when I say that I could not find any real flaw with KCDC’s newest offering, Icarus and Aria, I want you to realize just how serious I am being. Icarus and Aria is unlike any KCDC show I’ve seen at the Bolton. Continue reading

Do it tonight: Icarus and Aria

It'll be just like that movie you loved as a teenager, except with people you know and way awesomer.

There are a few things that the Kenyon theatre scene considers a pretty big deal. One of them is any mainstage faculty-directed show; only three go up each year, they receive the coveted space of the Bolton Theater and they get the biggest budgets. Another of them is Assistant Professor of Drama Kevin Rich, who has won the hearts and minds of every single drama major and some stray English majors with little effort since he arrived at Kenyon less than two years ago.

So when I say that this weekend’s big theatrical production is a mainstage show directed by Kevin Rich, now you know just how exciting that is. Kirk Wood Bromley’s Icarus and Aria is a modern retelling of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, set in urban Phoenix, Ariz. but still written in verse. Icarus and Aria are played by Hector Marrero ’15 and Faith Servant ’13, respectively, while 19 other students fill out numerous other roles.

Icarus and Aria goes up tonight, tomorrow and Saturday at 8:00 p.m. in the Bolton Theater. Reserve tickets at the Bolton Box Office (740-427-5546) or show up and try your luck. This is one show you really don’t want to miss.